March 1, 2024

After about two months of intermitent strikes and walk-outs by resort staff in Southern California, Unite Right here Native 11, the union repreenting them, has referred to as for industrial motion on about 60 resorts within the higher Los Angeles/Orange County space.

In case you’re travelling to Los Angeles this week (as am I), it’s possible you’ll discover pickets happening at your resort door (as I did!). Employees are asking for an enchancment on their wages and dealing situations, and for that they’ve determined to take the streets and to protest loudly about it.

The protests are happening at about 60 resorts  in Southern Californa, amongst them well-known properties because the Beverly Hilton, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the Millennium Biltmore Resort in downtown Los Angeles others.

The protests begin about 3 AM day by day, and extends till about 8-9 PM, or a minimum of that’s the case for the Resort Indigo Dowontown, the place I had a reservation for final night time. I took fast stroll round Downtown LA yesterday, and I discovered related scenes on lots of the properties round LA Reside.

Courtyard/Residence Inn by Mariott Los Angeles Downtown:

Resort Indigo Downtown:

InterContinental Los Angeles:

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles:

Resort Figueroa:

JW Marriott Los Angeles:


CONCLUSION

It doesn’t come as a shock that resort staff are being overworked and underpaid throughout, and with the elevated price of residing and inflation, most of them are instantly not making ends meet.

In case your journey plans have been affected by these protests (that can final a minimum of till tomorrow, however could also be extened to subsequent week), keep in mind that you need to declare for compensation. Resorts are within the enterprise of promoting good night time sleeps, and these protests are loud and staring each night time at 3 AM!!! In case you’re touring to Los Angeles this weekend, it’s possible you’ll wish to examine in case your resort is affected by the protests, and in case it’s, it’s possible you’ll wish to think about a resort change in case you don’t need your vacation weekend to be disrupted by these actions.